Tuesday, March 06, 2007

"The Katrina of 2007"

Sen Charles Schumer (D-NY) sees parallels between the Bush administration's Hurricane Katrina response and the way it's handling the Walter Reed mess.
"Make no mistake about it, this is the Katrina of 2007. Now some of you will say, 'well they responded more quickly than Katrina,' yes, but the chickens have come home to roost just like they did in Katrina."
An interesting connection: The Defense Department outsourced many of the jobs at Walter Reed to a company called IAP Worldwide. That's the same company with the contract to deliver water and ice during the Katrina response -- and we remember how bad that went.

There are also connections between IAP and Vice President Dick Cheney. The company's run by Al Neffgen, who headed up Halliburton subsidiary KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root) at the time they were charged with overcharging the military by $100 million for fuel in Iraq. (CNN/Crooks & Liars/Main St USA)

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